Memphis Bleek, the well-known rapper and longtime associate of Jay-Z, recently shared an incredible story about his experience at Summer Jam, where he witnessed the legendary Michael Jackson take the stage alongside Jay-Z.
During a conversation on the popular podcast “Drink Champs” with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, Bleek recounted his unique encounter with the King of Pop.
Bleek described the atmosphere surrounding Michael Jackson’s appearance, painting a vivid picture of the precautions taken to respect the pop icon’s wishes. He said, if you wasn’t with Hov, you had to turn around and face the wall. G, they was making n***as turn up face the wall like it was the pat-down on the block.
“Like, everybody because Mike didn’t want eye-to-eye contact. Nobody look him in his eyes.” This unusual measure was put in place because Michael Jackson preferred to avoid direct eye contact with anyone.
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Memphis Bleek’s firsthand account provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of music legends and the level of reverence accorded to Michael Jackson during his surprise appearance at Summer Jam. His recollection underscores the extraordinary lengths taken to ensure that the King of Pop felt comfortable and respected in such high-profile settings.